As the demands of the workforce evolve and change, the skills of business leaders will become increasingly important. No longer can you build a business from a spreadsheet and production units.
A manager owns the process, leaders understand where the process will take them. Leadership development is a never-ending process that cannot be short cut or faked. Great leaders understand both their influence and themselves and must learn how to maximise those traits to guide and support others.
Your people will continue to be your greatest asset and they are looking to you to lead from the front. Are you ready? Do you have the skills? Do you have a clear vision to share?
Your team will look to you to provide a vision that has meaning, that moves both them and you. It allows you to enable them to be the best of themselves and therefore create the best types of companies.
If you lack vision and purpose, then guess what, you are simply managing outcomes. Leadership can be learned, but that comes with time and most importantly you need to put yourself into the arena and lean into the discomfort. Resilience is the superpower that all leaders must master. And to master, you must do.
We help you define where the gaps are in your own growth and what is required to meet your business goals. Our leadership events helps you uncover your potential and identify barriers.
In our experience the leaders we have worked with can’t see the wood from the trees. Their own biases, experiences and self-doubt create a barrier to growth and developing a growth mindset. Businesses change when leaders change.
There will be a time where your business will outgrow your personal skills. This is where leadership will become critical as you grow your team and your need to trust others to be part of your vision will be essential.
As part of developing a vision for your life and your business, you will need a set of values that you can hold yourself, business and customer accountable too. These ‘rules’ create a framework to make both short and long term decisions.
When you have clarity around what you want from your business, it is then easier to build a team around you that helps you deliver on that vision. This provides clarity in those moments of doubt.
Being an effective leader isn’t just about the top or bottom line, but the impact you have on those around you both positively and negatively. By breaking down what you want to achieve into specific goals you can hold yourself more accountable.
Those who maintain a fixed mindset through life (the overwhelming majority) do not try and go from Minimum to Maximum.
A reporter once asked Gandhi’s wife how it was possible for her husband to give such long public speeches without any notes or references…